Nona Willis Aronowitz is a journalist, a fellow at the Roosevelt Institute, and cofounder of Tomorrow magazine. She tweets at @nona.
A trip to Philadelphia, Mississippi, forced me to confront how far I’d go for someone else.
Regardless of politics, nobody wants to wake up to the sound of “baby killers!”
The city runs on tourism—and thousands of non-union restaurant workers.
Girls’s Hannah and Shameless’s Fiona are both penniless twentysomethings finding their way through big cities, but Hannah has a college degree—and a safety net.
Recent strikes against Walmart and fast food chains made waves, but the vast majority of service workers can’t afford to speak out.